Monday, March 1, 2010

Are your representatives as careful with your family's money as they are with theirs?

So here's a question to ponder today: Do you think your representatives (both state and federal) spend their families' money like they spend your family's money?

See, most families can't spend money they don't have.  Kentucky is facing a $1 billion budget deficit this year.  That's an incredible amount for a state the size of Kentucky. Stop and think about that for a second.  We are committing ourselves to spending $1 billion more than we have available.

Now, when most responsible Americans take a look at their finances, they understand that you can't spend what you don't have AND if you do it will eventually catch up to you.

So the question I would ask our legislators is: how do they spend their families' money? If their spending habits in the legislature are any reflection of their families' financial plans, we are sure to have quite a few experiencing serious debt problems.

Remember, the government can only spend what it takes from hard working taxpayers. It is our right and responsibility to hold lawmakers accountable for how they spend our money.

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